The first stop on FBI unit chief Andre Williams’ stroll down memory lane is Allen Hall, room 479, which he called home during his entire stay at Illinois.
“Unlike most of my friends, I spent all four years residing in the same dorm room," says Williams (Class of '85). "To me, the dorm life was one of the most interesting parts of my U of I experience.
"Some of the people I met have become lifelong friends. We have gone to each other's weddings, exchanged gifts at the birth of our children, and sad to say are reuniting at the funerals of some of our classmates.
“The Greek life at U of I was an experience unto itself. As a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha, I enjoyed the vast social opportunities afforded to me. My experience as a U of I wrestler, albeit two years, introduced me to a level of competition only experienced at a Division I school.
"I was one of the first U of I student patrol participants. The two years I spent with that program exposed me to a different side of campus life.
“I spent all four years in ROTC receiving a distinguished military graduate award and a commission as a regular Army officer upon graduation. To say I enjoyed my four years at U of I would be an understatement.”